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The Department of Entomology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
P.O Box 12, Rehovot 76100, ISRAEL

Tel: 08-9489223 
Fax: 08-9366768
Email: orlytal@savion.huji.ac.il

Publications

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Mack, P., Kapelnikov, A., Heifetz, Y. & Bender, M. (2006) Mating-responsive genes in reproductive tissues of female Drosophila melanogasterProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 103, 10358-10363.
  2. Pilpel, N., Nezer, I., Applebaum, S.W. & Heifetz, Y.  (2008) Mating increases trypsin in female Drosophila hemolymph. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 38, 320-330.
  3. Kapelnikov, A., Zelinger, E., Gottlieb, Y., Rhrissorrakrai, K., Gunsalus, K.C. & Heifetz, Y. (2008) Mating Induces an immune response and developmental switch in the Drosophila oviduct. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 105, 13912-13917.
  4. Kapelnikov, A., Rivlin, P.K., Hoy, R.R. & Heifetz, Y. (2008) Tissue remodeling: a mating-induced differentiation program for the Drosophila oviduct. BMC Dev. Biol. 8, 114.
  5. Heifetz, Y., & Rivlin, P.K. (2010) Beyond the mouse model: using Drosophila as a model for sperm interaction with the female reproductive tract. Theriogenology 73, 723-739.
  6. Carmel, I., Shomron, N., Heifetz, Y. (2012) Does base-pairing strength plays a role in micro RNA repression? RNA 18, 1947-1956.
  7. Heifetz, Y., Lindner, M., Garini, Y., & Wolfner, M.F. (2014) Mating regulates neuromodulator ensembles at nerve termini innervating the Drosophila reproductive tract. Curr Biol 24, 731–737.
  8. Heifetz, Y., & Wolfner, M.F. (2014) Mating regulates reproductive tract neuromodulators. Molecular Reproduction and Development 81, 567.
  9. Heifetz, Y., & Wolfner, M.F. (2015) Neuronal nitric oxide synthase in the lower reproductive tract of female Drosophila. Mol Reprod Dev 82:265.
  10. Carmel I., Tram U., Heifetz Y. (2016) Mating induces developmental changes in the insect
    female reproductive tract. Curr Opin Insect Sci 13, 106-1013.
  11. Avila F.W., Sanchez-Lopez J.A., McGlaughon J.L., Raman S., Wolfner M.F., Heifetz Y. (2016) Nature and functions of glands and ducts in the Drosophila reproductive tract. In: Extracellular Composite Matrices in Arthropods. Edited by Ephraim Cohen, Bernard Moussian. Springer, International Publishers, Switzerland, pp. 411-444.
  12. Elgart M., Stern S., Salton O., Gnainsky Y., Heifetz Y., Soen Y. (2016) Impact of gut
    microbiota on the fly’s germ line. Nature communication 7, 11280. 
  13. Heifetz Y., & Tram U. (2017) Oogenesis, final oocyte maturation & ovulation, Insects. Encyclopedia of Reproduction, 2nd Edition, Vol 6. Elsevier.